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Landis attorney wants doping charges dismissed (Boston Herald)
The attorney for Floyd Landis is questioning the accuracy of the positive testosterone tests attributed to the Tour de France winner and asking that doping charges be dismissed. Meanwhile, two of Lance...
Jenks School Board: Lawyer fills vacancy; computer upgrades reported (Tulsa World)
JENKS -- The school board appointed a new member Monday and promptly swore him in so he could participate in the remainder of the meeting. Ron Barnes, a lawyer, was appointed to replace Mark Sharp, who had represented Zone 4 on the school board for more than 12 years.
Attorney gets 3 years for embezzling from church (BizJournals)
An attorney who served as his church's treasurer was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for stealing nearly $300,000 from the church.
Lawyer: Garcia won't get a fair trial here (Sentinel & Enterprise)
LEOMINSTER -- The lawyer representing the former daycare worker once convicted of molesting three children and later granted a new trial wants to move his second trial out of Worcester County.
Ex-lawyer for Dassey appealing decertification (Gazette Extra Sports)
APPLETON, Wis. - The former lawyer for a teen accused with his uncle of raping and killing a young photographer is appealing his partial decertification by the state Public Defender's Office.
Landis attorney wants doping charges dismissed (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for Floyd Landis is questioning the accuracy of the positive testosterone tests attributed to the Tour de France winner and asking that doping charges be dismissed.
Landis Lawyer Wants Charges Dropped (ABC News)
Floyd Landis' Lawyer Questioning Accuracy of Testosterone Tests and Wants Charges Dismissed
Landis' lawyer blames lab for doping test (UPI)
CHATENAY-MALABRY, France, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer for 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has blamed testosterone/epitestosterone abnormalities in his client's urine on a French testing lab.
Ex-lawyer for Dassey appealing decertification (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON The former lawyer for a teen accused with his uncle of raping and killing a young photographer is appealing his partial decertification by the state Public Defenders Office.
Landis's attorney asks charges be dropped (Velo News)
The attorney for Floyd Landis is questioning the accuracy of the positive testosterone tests attributed to the Tour de France winner and asks that doping charges be dismissed.
Refco bankruptcy settlement may be imminent-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Refco Inc. is close to reaching an agreement with creditors, a lawyer involved in the discussions said on Tuesday, a move that would be a major step toward concluding the brokerage's nearly year- long bankruptcy.
Landis attorney questions test's accuracy (Fox Sports)
The attorney for Floyd Landis is questioning the accuracy of the positive testosterone tests attributed to the Tour de France winner and asking that doping charges be dismissed. In a letter sent to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, attorney Howard Jacobs disputed the accuracy of the carbon isotope ratio tests performed on Landis' urine sample at a lab in France.
Landis attorney: Drop doping case (SportingNews.com)
The attorney for Floyd Landis is questioning the accuracy of the positive testosterone tests attribu...
Attorney says Longo death sentence should be dropped (KGW Portland)
SALEM, Ore. -- An attorney says the death sentence against convicted family killer Christian Longo should be thrown out because an FBI agent "misled' Longo into returning to the United States from Mexico.
Mobile attorney switches parties, gets judgeship (WPMI 15)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Mobile attorney Robert Smith, who ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court in 2004, has switched parties and will soon have himself a judgeship.
Greenwich attorney sentenced to 37 months for fraud (Boston Globe)
A Greenwich attorney was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for defrauding his clients and investors of about $1.5 million, authorities said.
Lawyer: Posada wants nothing to do with violence against Cuba (ABC 7 El Paso)
A lawyer for Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles today said his client wants nothing more to do with violence against President Fidel Castro's communist government.
Lt. Gov, attorney general races round out primary ballot (Boston Globe)
A Democratic primary for lieutenant governor and a Republican primary for attorney general headed the state-level offices on Tuesday's primary election ballot.
Lawyer: Posada wants nothing to do with violence against Cuba (The Daily Comet)
Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles, who is one step closer to release from U.S. immigration detention, wants nothing more to do with violence against President Fidel Castro's communist government, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney says Dover council seat should be declared vacant (Asbury Park Press)
Township Attorney Mark A. Troncone says in an opinion delivered Tuesday to the Township Council and Mayor Paul C. Brush that Councilman Carmine C. Inteso Jr.'s seat should be considered vacant and be filled in a special election in November. Inteso, who attended the council meeting Tuesday night, has missed all the meetings in July and August, and been absent for 15 of the 20 council meetings
Hewlett-Packard insiders likely to face criminal charges, attorney general says (Sydney Morning Herald)
California's attorney general said Tuesday that Hewlett-Packard insiders are likely to face criminal charges, putting a damper on the news HP was reshuffling its board because of the scandal surrounding its efforts to root out media leaks. -
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Lawyer: Astor guardians trashed evidence (AP via Yahoo! News)
Evidence that could disprove elder abuse charges against philanthropist Brooke Astor's son has been destroyed by the 104-year-old woman's new guardians, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Cuomo nominated for NY attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo easily won the Democratic nomination for New York attorney general Tuesday, defeating a former New York City public advocate in the race to succeed incumbent Eliot Spitzer.
Cuomo wins N.Y. attorney gen. nomination (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo easily won the Democratic nomination for New York attorney general Tuesday, defeating a former New York City public advocate in the race to succeed incumbent Eliot Spitzer.
Mutineers' lawyer laughs off govt threat (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer for the Oakwood mutineers dismissed Wednesday the threat of government charges for his alleged involvement in the failed power grab in February.
Obituary: Elliott W. Finkel / Lawyer and dedicated community leader (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Elliott W. Finkel, a Pittsburgh lawyer for more than seven decades who served as leader of numerous civic organizations and lived to dance at his four grandchildren's weddings, died Saturday at West Penn Hospital from complications after a fall. He was 96 and lived in Oakland.
New Details Emerge on Molestation Claim That Preceded Murder of Lawyer's Neighbor (Law.com)
The 2-year-old daughter of a Fairfield, Conn., lawyer charged with stabbing his neighbor to death two weeks ago had told her mother that the man molested her "in the starry nights," according to a police report released Tuesday.
Attorney General: Cuomo Wins Primary Race for Attorney General by Big Margin (New York Times)
Andrew M. Cuomo's victory pits him against Jeanine F. Pirro, the Republican former district attorney of Westchester County, in the November general election.
Attorney general: DFLer Swanson has small lead (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A robust three-way race for attorney general in the DFL primary pitted the party's endorsed candidate against the office's consumer-protection advocate and a former member of Congress in what was shaping up as a close contest shortly after polls closed Tuesday. With nearly one-fourth of votes counted, Solicitor General Lori Swanson held a narrow lead over state Sen. Steve Kelley, the DFL-endorsed
Smith wins state’s attorney race as Flores concedes (Gazette.Net)
Charlie Smith is one step closer to succeeding his boss, Scott Rolle, as Frederick County State’s Attorney.
Gansler wins attorney general nomination; Schaefer in tight race (The Frederick News-Post)
By AP Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Montgomery County State’s Attorney Douglas Gansler defeated former Baltimore prosecutor Stuart Simms Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for attorney general while Comptroller William Donald Schaefer was locked in the toughest election battle of his half century in politics.
City Attorney to review Paris Hilton DUI case (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted to the city attorney's office its case against Paris Hilton, who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, an office spokesman said Tuesday.
Attorney general: Convicted former governor must give up pension (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Former Gov. George Ryan must give up all of his nearly $200,000-a-year state pension because of his conviction and prison sentence on corruption charges, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday in a legal opinion.
Judge Limits Aisenberg Attorney's Contact With Sheriff (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - A judge on Tuesday ordered attorney Barry Cohen not to directly contact Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee about the case of Sabrina Aisenberg.
Lawyer lived life as winner (St. Petersburg Times)
DUNEDIN - John Paul Frazer, a Dunedin lawyer who in 1991 coached a group of local boys all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2006) after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was 62.
Suspect in attack on lawyer faces murder charge (Houston Chronicle)
The man charged with aggravated robbery against defense lawyer Rusty Hardin last month is facing a murder charge in the death of a 15-year-old who was shot at a southwest Houston apartment in early June.
Dye’s lawyer files injunction (The State)
Xavier Dye’s desire to play for the state’s top high school program has advanced to the courts. Dye’s lawyer, Chuck Allen, filed a motion for a temporary injunction Tuesday in Common Pleas Court in Anderson. The case will be heard on Sept. 20 in Anderson, where Allen resides.
Former Asbury councilman allowed to seek new lawyer (Asbury Park Press)
Ex-City Councilman John Hamilton last week was given 45 days to find a new lawyer to represent him in his federal bribery trial.
Dover's attorney: Law says Inteso's council seat vacant (Asbury Park Press)
Because he missed more than eight consecutive weeks of Township Council meetings, Councilman Carmine C. Inteso Jr.'s seat should be deemed vacant and a special election called for November, Township Attorney Mark A. Troncone wrote in an opinion delivered Tuesday to the Township Council and Mayor Paul C. Brush.
Attorney general asks for new expense reports of PSC members (al.com)
Attorney General Troy King has asked Alabama Public Service Commissioners Jim Sullivan and Jan Cook to "accurately itemize" expenses on their campaign finance filings from the last several years, noting that such expenses were "reported improperly."
Ex-Lawyer Gets 3 Years In Prison (Hartford Courant)
A former Greenwich lawyer who stole $1.5 million from his clients and investors was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
District attorney survives primary challenge (Wausau Daily Herald)
Voters gave District Attorney Jill Falstad a vote of confidence in Tuesdays partisan primary election.
Lawyer Arrested In Court On Public Intoxication Charge (WRTV Indianapolis)
ANDERSON, Ind. -- A police officer arrested a lawyer after telling a judge that the man had showed up drunk for a court hearing.
Hurricane Florence disrupts holiday for district attorney (Cullman Times)
Leave it to a female to interfere with Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock's plans for a romantic, sandy beach, wind and surf wedding anniversary trip to the Bermuda.
Roe v. Wade lawyer s ees past return (The Olympian)
An ongoing fight over whether pharmacies in Washington must provide emergency "morning after" contraceptives goes back to the early days of abortion-rights struggles, says the Texas lawyer who brought the famous Roe v. Wade abortion-rights case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cuomo Tops Field in Primary for Attorney General (13WHAM Rochester)
New York (AP) -- Former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic primary for attorney general.
Attorney general: Convicted former governor must give up pension (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Former Gov. George Ryan must give up all of his nearly $200,000-a-year state pension because of his conviction and prison sentence on corruption charges, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday in a legal opinion.
Cuban Exile Renounces Violence, Lawyer Says (The Ledger)
MIAMI -- Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles, who is one step closer to release from U.S. immigration detention, wants nothing more to do with violence against President Fidel Castro's communist government, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Charges Likely in HP Scandal, Calif. Attorney General Says (Fox News)
Charges against company insiders and outside contractors are likely, according to California's attorney general.